Athlete of the Week: Bridgeport Running Back Anthony Bonamico
Anthony Bonamico will be the first one to tell you there's no 'I' in team. But what he won't tell you is just how great of a 2013 season he had.
"Football isn't an individual sport," Bonamico stated. "I had to thank the players who motivated me, my parents who motivated me and the coaches that put me in the right position. I just couldn't be more grateful for everyone that helped me out along the way."
32 touchdowns, 2,180 rushing yards and a 3rd place finish in the Kennedy Award race -- Those numbers happened to be good enough to win Harrison County's top honor on Monday night as Player of the Year.
"I think it's just the icing on the cake for everything. Being All-State as the first team captain and this award is just the icing on the cake to a great season," he said.
Anthony Bonamico has narrowed his college decision down to two schools. He could be catching passes at Ross Field in Buckhannon, or he could land at Duvall-Rosier Field in Fairmont. It's a decision he hopes to have figured out pretty soon. But regardless of where he decides to spend the next four years of his college football career, he said he will never forget his time as a Bridgeport Indian.
"Coach couldn't have been the great coach that he was without us, and we couldn't have been the great players without him. I'm just proud to be an Indian. It's between Fairmont and Wesleyan. Those are my two top schools. There's no wrong decision. Both are great programs and I'm just trying to find out what the right one is," he added.
College only lasts four years, however Anthony's legacy at Bridgeport High will be remembered for years to come.